[Noisebridge-discuss] Noisebridge's Wacky DNS Issues

Jonathan Lassoff jof at thejof.com
Mon Jun 3 00:53:49 UTC 2013


Wow. That's a riot.

So, DNS in the space should be handing out 172.30.0.4 as a local caching
resolver. That's minotaur.
And, querying the cache, it seems that it has indeed cached some bunk data:

`--> dig +short @172.30.0.4 graph.facebook.com. in a
204.246.122.84

It's dnsmasq, so I can't easily dump or debug the cache without restarting
it, losing the contents.

I'll restart the cache now. Hopefully whomever was messing around is done
now, and you can continue onward.

I would never count on Noisebridge for interference-free internet
connectivity. Such a concentration of hackers is going to lead to
tomfoolery, one day or another.
I always SSH-tunnel out.

Cheers,
jof


On Sun, Jun 2, 2013 at 1:42 PM, Joe Black <joeblack949 at gmail.com> wrote:

>  I was just logging into Readmill, which is a social book reading app for
> the ipad, and got a very fishy response, a screenshot is worth a thousand
> words
>
>
> I was noticing yesterday some ads in the sidebar were doing something
> similar. Immediately it seemed like someone had poisoned the DNS cache so I
> switched my dns server to google's (8.8.8.8) and all the problems went away.
>
> I would hardly like to call that a permanent solution however. I'm sure
> many of us know google uses that DNS server to log even more personal
> information about those that use it. There are alternatives like of course
> but I just thought this seemed kinda shady, if I were new to the space or
> computing I'd wonder why noisebridge's wiki was trying to catch an open
> auth request.
>
> Also I'm wondering since I'm not all that versed in mediawiki, are you
> able to embed javascript into mediawiki? how hard would it be for someone
> with the basic credentials to create a new page on the wiki to create this
> page for nefarious purposes?
>
> I knew I shouldn't have let that VPN subscription lapse a month ago…
>
> joeblack
> : joeblack949 at gmail.com
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